Car Auto Paint Restoration
Motor vehicle paint restoration involves car repainting so as to make it look new. A person could be pushed by some motives so as to reinstate the original paint. This include when one is involved in an accident and the car is damaged or scratched. Secondly, the vehicle could be aged and thus the paint becomes dull.
Car paint restorations are done by many mechanics and dealer shops. Car owners do not have to do the job of repainting when people with the expertise are available.
Repainting restores the sparkle of the car. The new paint to be applied should be similar the original color of the car. The process of car paint restoration is simple. Below are procedures to follow when repainting a car.
Planning for the paint restoration process
It includes getting rid of any unwanted substances like dirt out of the part of the vehicle needing repainting. This concerns brushing and wiping the working area neatly. Cleaning helps get rid of dirt, grease or road grime. The car owner gets to determine which parts of the car is painted, whether the outside alone or both the outside and inside surfaces. If one only seeks to repaint the outer look then, the areas that do not require paint are masked. Not less than three types of paints are needed, primer coat, finish coat and clear coat. One is recommended to wear a protection such as respirator. This prevents paint fumes to getting into ones respiratory system.
Removing the old paint
This includes the procedure of scrapping the paint. One needs to clear the original paint of the car first. The car is rubbed smoothly till it gets to the bare metal it was before painting. The procedure takes a lot of time. When ones time is limited, sanding to bare metal surface is not required as long as a smooth surface is achieved. The process is finished by cleaning the dust.
Getting ready to reapply paint
One needs to ensure that the areas not needing repainting are protected properly. This necessitates that no unintended spraying is made. One need to learn how to spray in order not to make mistakes and end up wasting materials and not achieving the desired result. Priming involves mixing primers with thinners in the recommended ratio of the paints. This is then applied on the surfaces evenly. The coating is applied two or three times.
Evenly spreading the color
This include painting using the top coat one time then repeating the process using a clear coat. Then leave the coat to dry for the recommended time.
It is less expensive compared to buying a new car. It is an easy process.